IPM Guidelines

What are IPM Guidelines?

For more general guidance on how to manage pests, see our list of IPM Field Guides, which differ from IPM Guidelines in that they do not attempt to certify whether IPM is being used.

IPM Guidelines (also known as IPM Checklists, Elements, Protocols, Definitions, and Standards) are best management practices for specific crops, developed in cooperation primarily with growers, university Extension specialists, and IPM consultants. These guidelines are used by various programs to qualify or certify that a grower or IPM practitioner is using accepted IPM practices. IPM Guidelines have been evaluated for their practicality and are often assigned points based on their importance to IPM and the level of difficulty required to implement. While these guidelines represent the best management options currently available, they evolve as new IPM technologies are developed. To learn how guidelines are created, see the IPM Institute's Guide to IPM Elements and Guidelines.

How are they used?

IPM Guidelines are designed to be flexible and adaptable to each farm's unique conditions. Many growers already employ these practices, and all farms should be able to adopt them over time. IPM Guidelines can be used

  • as a checklist for growers to evaluate their on-farm pest management programs,
  • to verify that IPM is practiced on the farm by food marketers such as SYSCO,
  • to qualify for environmental incentive payments offered through agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service,
  • as an educational tool to describe the scope and complexity of IPM.

 


IPM Guidelines for the Northeast

(Additional guidelines are posted by the National IPM Center.)

Mid-Atlantic
   IPM Elements for Honey Bees in the Mid-Atlantic States
   Agricultural Pocket Pesticide Calibration Guide - 2005
   2012 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production - 2012
   2012 Pest Management Guide for the Production and Maintenance of Herbaceous Perennials - 2012
   2012 Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production - 2012
   Bed Bug Bites and the Bites of Other Arthropods - 2012
   Guidelines for Bed Bug Prevention & Management in Shelters & Group Living - 2012
   Guidelines for IPM for Pest Management Contracts for Child Care Centers - 2012
   Landscape Problem Solver Posters - 2012
   West Virginia School IPM Training Video - 2012

New England
   Invasive Species publlications from Unviersity of New Hampshire Extension
   The Pennsylvania State University IPM weppage
   University of Connecticut IPM Program website
   Agricultural Pocket Pesticide Calibration Guide - 2005
   Integrated Management of Sweet Corn Insects in New Hampshire - 2012

Northeast
   Invasive Species publlications from Unviersity of New Hampshire Extension
   The Pennsylvania State University IPM weppage
   University of Connecticut IPM Program website
   Hud Maintenance Guidebooks: Guidebook 7: Termite, Insect, and Rodent Control - 1995
   Agricultural Pocket Pesticide Calibration Guide - 2005
   Guide to IPM Elements and Guidelines - 2009
   2012 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production - 2012
   2012 Pest Management Guide for the Production and Maintenance of Herbaceous Perennials - 2012
   2012 Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production - 2012
   Bed Bug Bites and the Bites of Other Arthropods - 2012
   Guidelines for Bed Bug Prevention & Management in Shelters & Group Living - 2012
   Best Management Practices for School IPM - 2014-04

International
   Finding Alternatives to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) for Termite Management - 2000
   Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - 2013-03

National
   Healthy and Affordable Housing: Practical Recommendations for Building, Renovating and Maintaining Housing - 2001
   Establishing Integrated Pest Management Policies and Programs: A Guide for Public Agencie - 2003
   Moisture-Resistant Homes: A Practice Guide and Plan Review Tool for Builders and Designers - 2006
   Escutcheonology 101 - 2008-02
   Concrete Hollow Blocks: House Mouse Condominiums - 2008-26
   guidebook for Structural Approaches to Integrated Pest Management” - 2009
   Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in and Around Buildings” - 2009
   Insects in the City: Guidelines for Killing Bed Bugs in the Laundry - 2010
   Anti-Microbial Pesticide Manual - 2012
   Bed Bug Bites and the Bites of Other Arthropods - 2012
   How to Hire a Pest Control Operator for Bed Bugs - 2012
   Integrated Pest Management Fact Sheets - 2012
   Bed Bugs Go To School (Presentation) - 2012-05-01
   Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - 2013-03
   Rodent Disease Tutorial - 2013-08-01

California
   Integrated Pest Management: A Guide for Early Child Care and Education Programs - 2012

Connecticut
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

District of Columbia
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

Delaware
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

Florida
   IPM in Schools Pest Monitoring Protocol - 2006
   Integrated Pest Management Policy and Treatment Options for University Housing - 2012
   School IPM/ University of Florida - 2012

Illinois
   How to Hire a Pest Control Operator for Bed Bugs - 2012
   Safer Pest Control Project- Resources - 2012

Indiana
   Safer Pest Control Project- Resources - 2012

Massachusetts
   Pumpkins & Winter Squash Guidelines - 1999
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Wine Grapes - 2008
   IPM Guidelines for Raspberry - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Apple - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Blueberries - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Cole Crops - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Cranberry - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Cucumbers - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Field Tomatoes - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Greenhouse Tomatoes - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Peppers - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Poinsettias - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Potatoes - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Strawberry - 2009
   Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Sweet Corn - 2009

Maryland
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005
   Landscape Problem Solver Posters - 2012

Maine
   Maine School IPM Inspection Checklist
   Agricultural Pocket Pesticide Calibration Guide - 2005
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

Michigan
   Safer Pest Control Project- Resources - 2012

Minnesota
   Anti-Microbial Pesticide Manual - 2012

North Carolina
   Integrated Pest Management for North Carolina Schools - 2002-08
   IPM Elements for Christmas Trees in Virginia and North Carolina - 2009

New Hampshire
   Invasive Species publlications from Unviersity of New Hampshire Extension
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005
   Integrated Management of Sweet Corn Insects in New Hampshire - 2012

New Jersey
   New Jersey Beet IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Cabbage IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Pea IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Snap Bean Guidelines
   New Jersey Carrot IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Cauliflower IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Cucumber, Melon and Summer Squash IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Pepper IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Pumpkin and Winter Squash IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Sweet Corn IPM Guidelines
   New Jersey Tomato IPM Guidelines
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

New York
   Elements of IPM for Apples in New York State
   Elements of IPM for Greenhouses in NY State
   Elements of IPM for Onions in NY State
   Elements of IPM for Raspberries in New York State
   New York State Elements of IPM
   Elements of IPM for Alfalfa and Field Corn in NY State - 2000
   Elements of IPM for Blueberries in New York State - 2000
   Elements of IPM for Strawberries in NY State - 2000
   Elements of IPM for Sweet Cherries in NY State - 2000
   Elements of IPM for Brussels Sprouts in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Cauliflower in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Cucumber, Melon, and Summer Squash in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Dry Beans in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Fresh Market Asparagus in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Fresh Market Sweet Corn in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Fresh Market Tomatoes in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Greenhouse Tomatoes in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Lettuce in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Winter Squash and Pumpkins in NY State - 2001
   Elements of IPM for Beets in NY State - 2002
   Elements of IPM for Kraut Cabbage in NY State - 2002
   Elements of IPM for Peas in NY State - 2002
   Elements of IPM for Processing Sweet Corn in NY State - 2002
   Elements of IPM for Snap Beans in NY State - 2002
   Elements of IPM for Potatoes in NY State - 2003
   Elements of IPM for Peppers in NY State - 2005
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005
   Pest Management Around the Home - 2005
   Pest Management Guide for Commercial Production and Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs - 2006
   Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production - 2007
   Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Turfgrass - 2007
   Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities - 2008
   Elements of IPM for Carrots in NY State - 2009
   2009 New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes - 2010
   Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management - 2010
   Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops - 2010
   Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree-Fruit Production - 2010
   2012 New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes - 2012
   2012 Pest Management Guide for the Production and Maintenance of Herbaceous Perennials - 2012
   Bed Bug Bites and the Bites of Other Arthropods - 2012
   Elements of IPM - 2012
   Guidelines for Bed Bug Prevention & Management in Shelters & Group Living - 2012
   NYS IPM Weed Assessment List - 2012
   2013 Cornell Guide for the Integrated Management of Greenhouse Crops and Herbaceous Ornamentals - 2013

Ohio
   Residential Turfgrass IPM Definitions - 2002
   Alfalfa IPM Elements - 2012
   Apple IPM Elements - 2012
   Blueberry IPM Elements - 2012
   Cabbage IPM Elements - 2012
   Carrot IPM Elements - 2012
   Cherry IPM Elements - 2012
   Cucumbers IPM Element - 2012
   Field Corn IPM Elements - 2012
   Lettuce IPM Elements - 2012
   Peach IPM Elements - 2012
   Pear IPM Elements - 2012
   Pepper IPM Elements - 2012
   Plum IPM Elements - 2012
   Potato IPM Element - 2012
   Pumpkin & Squash IPM Element - 2012
   Radish IPM Elements - 2012
   Raspberry IPM Elements - 2012
   Safer Pest Control Project- Resources - 2012
   Snapbean IPM Element - 2012
   Soybean IPM Elements - 2012
   Strawberry IPM Elements - 2012
   Sweet Corn IPM Element - 2012
   Tomato (Fresh Market & Processing) IPM Elements - 2012
   Wheat IPM Elements - 2012

Pennsylvania
   The Pennsylvania State University IPM weppage
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005
   Pennsylvania IPM Guidelines for Fresh Market Sweet Corn - 2007
   2009 New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes - 2010
   2012 New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes - 2012
   Guidelines for IPM for Pest Management Contracts for Child Care Centers - 2012

Rhode Island
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

Virginia
   IPM Elements for Christmas Trees in Virginia and North Carolina - 2009

Vermont
   Vermont Apple IPM: An IPM Checklist for Vermont
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005

Wisconsin
   Safer Pest Control Project- Resources - 2012

West Virginia
   IPM Standards for Schools - 2005
   West Virginia School IPM Training Video - 2012